Corrosion Of Conformity Working On New Music

February 6, 2023

Corrosion Of Conformity is working on the follow-up to their 2018 album “No Cross No Crown”! And they posted a short video of singer/guitarist Pepper Keenan playing in the studio with Grammy award winning drummer Stanton Moore! “Tune writing sessions before the Spring UK/Euro Tour!!”


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You may remember that last November, C.O.C. bassist Mike Dean confirmed to Metal Sucks that Moore, who played on their 2005 album “In The Arms Of God”, would play the drums on the band’s new album.

Dean said, “History repeats itself all these years later. Stanton played on ‘In The Arms Of God’, and I think he’s going to be working with us again for the next record. Having him aboard, I think you need to get a little nerdy to describe it because Stanton has got his own particular way that he wants to play. He wants to play kick drums in his jazzy way and likes to have the drums heads up front, so it’s more of a traditional-sounding thing. And all of Stanton’s fills are very second-line sounding, and he has these little phrases that are unique to him.”

It’s far from confirmed that Stanton will be the permanent replacement for drummer Reed Mullin, who died in January 2020. “But this isn’t like Stanton joining the band per se, and I’m not sure that he would come out on the road and play with us because he’s busy. It’s more that Stanton is a good friend of ours, and we love working with him when we can when our schedules all sync up. Plus, Pepper and Stanton have known each other since they were little. It felt right to do another album with him because we loved what he did on ‘In The Arms Of God’, and we wanted to make this first record after Reed passed special. So, stay tuned, and we’ll see how it all comes out.”

Mullin died in January 2020 at the age of 53.

Good to see C.O.C back to creating new music. And with Stanton Moore! 1) they’re good friend with him. 2) they’ve already done an album with him. And it rocks. 3) Moore is a creative beast. 4) Stanton was also part of Street Sweeper Social Club, with Rage guitarist Tom Morello and Boots Riley of The Coup.

Can’t wait to hear what C.O.C. comes up with! IMO they’re a dreadfully underrated metal band!


Written by Todd Hancock